AJA has expanded its line of Pak SSD media with the new 2TB Pak 2000 for Ki Pro Ultra and Ki Pro Ultra Plus recording and playback systems. The company also announced new ordering options for the entire Pak drive family, including HFS+ formatting for Mac OS users and exFAT for PC and universal use. Continue reading
By James McKenna
The specification — used in a bid, tender, RFQ or simply to provide vendors with a starting point — has been the source of frustration for many a sales engineer. Not because we wish that we could provide all the features that are listed, but because we can’t help but wonder what the author of those specs was thinking. Continue reading
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By Brady Betzel
As video recording file sizes continue to creep up, so do our hard drive storage size, RAID and bandwidth needs. These days we are seeing a huge amount of recorded media needing to be offloaded, edited and color graded in the field. G-Technology has stepped up to bat with its 24TB G-Speed Shuttle XL with EV Series adapters, Continue reading
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Quantum is now offering a new Xcellis Scale-out NAS targeting data-heavy IP-based media workflows. Built off Quantum’s StorNext shared storage and data management platform, the multi-protocol, multi-client Xcellis Scale-out NAS system combines media and metadata management with high performance and scalability. Users to configure an Xcellis solution with both scale-out SAN and NAS to provide maximum flexibility. Continue reading
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Newly introduced Cloudian HyperFile is an integrated NAS controller that provides SMB/NFS file services from on-premises Cloudian HyperStore object storage systems. Cloudian HyperFile includes targets enterprise network attached storage (NAS) customers, those working in mission-critical, capacity-intensive applications that employ file data. Media and entertainment is one of the main target markets for HyperFile. Continue reading
Production, post, visual effects, VR… you can’t do it without a strong infrastructure. This infrastructure must include storage and products that work hand in hand with it.
This year we spoke to a sampling of those providing storage solutions — of all kinds — for media and entertainment, Continue reading
By Lance Holte
Like virtually everything in post production, storage is an ever-changing technology. Camera resolutions and media bitrates are constantly growing, requiring higher storage bitrates and capacities. Productions are increasingly becoming more mobile, demanding storage solutions that can live in an equally mobile environment. Yesterday’s 4K cameras are being replaced by 8K cameras, Continue reading
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Looking to add storage to your post studio? Who isn’t these days? Jonathan Abrams, chief technical officer at New York City’s Nutmeg Creative was kind enough to put together a list that can help all in their quest for the storage solution that best fits their needs.
Here are some questions that customers should ask a storage manufacturer. Continue reading
By Karen Maierhofer
It takes talent and the right tools to generate visual effects of all kinds, whether it’s building breathtaking environments, creating amazing creatures or crafting lifelike characters cast in a major role for film, television, games or short-form projects.
Indeed, we are familiar with industry-leading content creation tools such as Autodesk’s Maya, Continue reading
By Karen Maierhofer
There are many pieces that go into post production, from conform, color, dubbing and editing to dailies and more. Depending on the project, a post house can be charged with one or two pieces of this complex puzzle, or even the entire workload. No matter the job, Continue reading